Tag Sustainability

The Climate Change Agreements, Regulations 2020

Climate Change
This statutory instrument came into force on 1st October 2020.  It made amendments to the Climate Change Agreements (Administration) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1976) and the Climate Change Agreements (Eligible Facilities) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/2999).  It provides a two year extension…

World Standards Day: Protecting the Planet with Standards

World standards day 2020
Introduction This year ISO’s World Standards Day is focused on the subject of protecting our planet with Standards.   At Assent we champion International standards including those for Environmental & Energy management, but there are many more ISO Standards that contribute…

Sustainability is in the Choices we Make

I think we can all agree that more needs to be done to protect our planet for future generations. Governments around the world are just beginning to take the issue seriously and legislate to influence behavioural change. Sustainability is in…

How do I Audit a Management System for my International Business?

ISO certification enables your business to adopt a globally recognised standard which not only largely improves efficiency and profits – but functions as excellent business tender too. One of the great benefits of implementing ISO Standards within your organisation is…

Does going meat-free reduce carbon?

Global attitudes towards climate change are evolving with many of us expecting businesses to do more to reduce their impact on the environment. We can also affect change through our choices as consumers, for example choosing unpackaged food or buying…

Aspects & Impacts and Energy Use in a Business

In the first blog “Exploring the Role of Energy in an Environmental Management System” we started to discuss how energy management can be an integral part of an effective Environmental Management System. In this blog, we will focus on the…

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Your Legal Obligation.

Many organisations recognise the benefits of operating their activities responsibly, but did you know if you are a director of an incorporated entity under the Companies Act 2006, such as a limited company, you actually have an obligation to consider…

What is ISO 20400:2017?

What is ISO 20400:2017? ISO 20400 delivers guidance on integrating sustainability within procurement. The intention of this standard is for organisations to support their supply chains in acting more dependably and sustainably. Who is ISO 20400:2017 for? ISO 20400 is…